TUGG MAKES BOSTON
New decade, new name. Join us for TUGG Makes Boston, our 11th Annual Wine and Tequila Party!
Over 1,500 of Boston tech's entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists will come together to help raise $200K+ to catalyze six local nonprofits (while enjoying wine and top-shelf tequila).
Please note that this event is 21+ and tickets are non-refundable.
DATE AND LOCATION
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
The Innovation and Design Building
Accomplice, TJ Mahoney and Sarah Downey
BostInno, Kyle Gross and Olivia Vanni
Carbon Black, Patrick Morley
Crayon, Ellie Mirman
Drizly, Nick Rellas and Justin Robinson
Edgewise, Peter Smith
Fama PR, Keith Watson
GladlyDo, Woody Klemmer
InsightSquared, Fred Shilmover
Lola, Paul English and Ellen Chisa
Lovepop, Wombi Rose and John Wise
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING TUGG MAKES BOSTON? CONTACT ZOE ANETAKIS AT ZOE@TUGG.ORG.
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WHY WINE & TEQUILA? THE HISTORY.
It all started nearly ten years ago with twenty young VCs and tech entrepreneurs in a conference room, meeting in support of Year Up, drinking wine that was way above their pay grade. A wine connoisseur had posed a challenge to the attendees: find a way to engage both the tech community and social organizations at the same time. A beneficiary of YearUp attended, and when he started talking about their work, the room went quiet; the message was that powerful. These people got together for a social occasion, but the poignance of this nonprofits's story became the center of attention.
The attendees at that original gathering wondered, "How can we give the same experience to the broader community? A way for the tech community to get to know these incredible nonprofits in a fun, social setting?" That's how the Wine Party was born, by putting small batch wine, awesome people in the tech community, and up and coming nonprofits in the same room and letting the magic happen.
As the 30-something bachelors became 40-something dads, the tech startups that were the founding sponsors of the Wine Party began to invite all of their younger employees to become part of the night. TUGG's audience was changing, so we tested out a change to our party by adding tequila. We ran out of inventory in an hour. In 2016 we boasted nearly 2,000 guests and our community raised $400K+ in one night for their favorite fledgling charities. Read more about last year's Wine Party. We are back at it this year, our 11th, with a few tricks up our sleeve and a new name!